Introduced by Sen. Mike Kowall (R) on January 26, 2012
To make state funding of county road agencies contingent on their adopting “best practices,” including requiring employees to contribute a certain amount to their health insurance fringe benefit; providing new employees with 401k-type “defined contribution” type retirement benefits rather than the “defined benefit” pensions still typical in most government agencies; adopting road safety plans based on signals and crash analyses; and adopting specified transparency and accountability measures. This is part of Gov. Rick Snyder’s road and transit tax proposal. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on January 26, 2012